Case Stats

  • This gives referring lawyers and the outside world the exact same information we use in-house for quality control. Intakes need to be accepted / declined and cases need to be resolved! Justice delayed is justice denied.
  • 2017 Intake Contacts 397 (as of 5/31)
  • 2017 Intakes Declined 374 (as of 5/31)
  • All Intakes Under Investigation 84 (as of 5/31)
  • 2017 Accepted/Filed Cases 21
  • Total Pending Cases 170
  • Referred Cases from other lawyers state and nationwide 94%
  • Median Time First Contact to Decline 25 days (most cases are reviewed w/ an indication of merit within 72 hours)
  • Median Time First Contact to Accepted/Filed Cases 9 weeks
  • Median Time Case Filing to Resolution 1.9 years

Felix v. Franklin Medical Group, et. al. (Waterbury Superior Court – filed July 6, 2017) In 2014, defendant-gastroenterologist Dr. Ronald Zlotoff of Franklin Medical Group, P.C. performed a routine screening colonoscopy on Ms. Felix. He found two small polyps and sent pieces of each of them to pathology for examination. Three days later the pathologist reported the presence of pre-cancerous cells in one of the samples, and noted that the specimens were fragmented and could not be evaluated fully. The pathologist recommended removal of the remaining polyp tissues and “close clinical follow up.” Unfortunately, Dr. Zlotoff never informed Ms. Felix of MORE

Proudfoot v. Smith & Nephew, Inc. (U.S. District Court—filed July 5, 2017) Product liability lawsuit related to a defective metal-on-metal hip implant. The plaintiff is a middle-aged former police officer who was forced to undergo several revision surgeries due to the failure of hip implants marketed and sold by the defendant, Smith & Nephew, Inc., including the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) system.  The plaintiff also suffered from metal poisoning instigated by a build-up of debris in the soft tissue of his body due to the defendant’s defective products.  In 2015, a product recall of the BHR was announced citing high MORE

Hawthorne v. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. (U.S. District Court – filed May 22, 2017) The plaintiff visited Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s emergency department on March 24, 2014, for a CT-scan of her abdomen and pelvis. That same day, the radiologist returned the results to Emergency Physician, Dr. Terwilliger, and discussed a suspicious finding of a left renal mass that was highly indicative of kidney cancer.  The radiologist communicated to the ED doctor that further evaluation of the plaintiff was required.  Inexplicably, however, nobody at the hospital ever communicated with the plaintiff concerning the highly suspicious kidney mass, as required by the standard MORE

Doody, et. al. v. Laurence Knoll, M.D., et. al. (New Haven Superior Court – filed May 16, 2017)   The patient visited her primary care physician, Dr. Laurence Knoll, in West Haven, Connecticut, for an annual physical in December of 2012, 2013, and 2014. Each time, unbeknownst to her, lab test results revealed an obvious abnormality within the Compete Blood Count (CBC). For those three consecutive years, the defendant-doctor never notified his patient of these abnormal results, never referred her to a hematologist (a blood specialist) for follow-up, and never took any other action related to the abnormal results.  If he MORE

A MDL product liability case involving a plaintiff diagnosed with bladder cancer after ingesting the drug Actos to treat his diabetes. Defendants had actual knowledge, based on numerous medical studies, of the dangers of long term use of the drug—leading to debilitating and horrific bladder cancer and eventually death.  The purveyors of Actos, Takeda Pharmaceutical, fraudulently concealed this information failing to disclose the dangerous risks to consumers, physicians, or anyone in the medical community. Instead, Takeda promoted the product as safe and effective, while earning billions of dollars in global sales per year. As a direct result of ingesting Actos—and MORE

Didio, et. al. v. Fairfield Primary Health, et. al. (Bridgeport Superior Court – filed March 9, 2017) The plaintiff visited her primary care physician, Dr. Faye Ahmadian of Fairfield Primary Health Care, LLC, at the end of 2013 with complaints of abdominal pain, pelvic pressure, urinary discomfort, and nausea. She was referred to an urologist by Ahmadian and received a CT scan two days later. The radiology report from that scan, reviewed by Ahmadian, documented a 3.3 cm suspicious cyst in patient’s appendix. Ahmadian never informed the plaintiff  about the abnormal radiological finding associated with her appendix. A year and MORE

Rivard-Pedigo v. Okemo (New Haven Superior Court – filed March 8, 2017) A forty-year-old Woodbridge woman was enjoying a day of skiing at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT with her family when she was suddenly plowed down on a trail by an Okemo employee. The employee admitted he was skiing recklessly—at a high rate of speed and in an uncontrolled manner—and took responsibility for the crash. As a result of the carelessness demonstrated by the Okemo employee, who knew his actions were highly improper, the plaintiff suffered multiple traumatic bodily injuries that required surgical intervention, severe distress and loss MORE

Faxon Law Group filed a petition in the United States Court of Federal Claims demanding compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Act for 65-year-old Dale Drechsler. In 2015, Drechsler received Fluvirin, a trivalent influenza vaccination, at Walgreen’s in Shelton, CT. About a month later, he was hospitalized for a number of neurological symptoms he was experiencing, including numbness and tingling in his extremities, and chest pain, all of which began very shortly after the flu shot. Drechsler was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) caused by the flu vaccine and immediately began receiving treatment for his condition. Prior to receiving MORE

Ellahi, et al v. Farmer, et al. (U.S. District Court – filed January 13, 2017) On August 7, 2016, the plaintiff was travelling in Danbury with three passengers in the vehicle—one being an infant—when they were violently struck head-on by a drunk driver who had crossed over into the other lane while excessively speeding in a rental car.  All adult plaintiffs suffered significant orthopedic injuries and will continue to incur medical expenses for treatments and therapies as a direct result of the defendant’s reckless actions.

Reich v. Houston, et al. (Bridgeport Superior Court – filed January 13, 2017) On August 13, 2016, Daniel Reich was participating in a sailboat regatta in Southport Harbor and Long Island Sound, when thunderstorms approached the course. One of the defendants, Stephen Houston, attempted to tow the plaintiff to shore using a motorized powerboat. While distracted and without waiting for the plaintiff to finish tying lines and provide an “all clear” signal, Houston prematurely engaged the throttle resulting in Reich sustaining a severe avulsion amputation injury to the thumb on his master hand. The plaintiff has had to undergo numerous MORE

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